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If your parents had no tax due the answer would be $0 tax paid
My parents filed their 2017 taxes using Form 1040 with a $0 tax liability and itemized deduction of $34,565 (versus the standard deduction of $12,700).
1. The standard deduction in 2017 was NOT $12,700.
2. With $34,000 plus in deductions...how would you be eligible to file a 1040A? Does your family own a business?